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Settling Georgia...



Item # 607473 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1735

* Settling Georgia: Savannah & Ebenezer

Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "A Custom with Portuguese Ladies" "Coffee House Politicians" "Of Mad Dogs" "In Praise of Dogs, a Poem" "Of Female Slander" "Immorality of Several Popes" "Reasonableness of Christianity" "Number of Papists in England" & more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Monthly Intelligencer" with news reports from various parts of England & Europe with one report under the heading: "Plantation Affairs" including:
"From Georgia, that the 27th of December last the Indian Princes...arriv'd there in good health, pleas'd with their voyage. That colony is in a flourishing condition; 4 towns area already settled, the chief of which are Savannah & Ebenezer, the first by the English, the other by the Saltzburgh Protestants...From Jamaica, that the troops being arrived from Gibraltar, the rebellious Negroes had deserted their chief town..." (see).
Complete in 56 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, measures 5 by 8 inches.
This is from just the fifth year of this magazine's existence & before any maps or plates were included.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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